Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Head Case Redux

Head Case Redux: As a service to those for whom the Zidane head-butt controversy was the biggest story so far this year, And Furthermore includes this link to a July 25, 2006 USA Today article (with video footage) entitled “Jockey apologizes for head-butting horse.” (I am not making this up.) The jockey is sorry and assures everyone that this "will never happen again." I am sure the horse feels a lot better better about it now with that reassurance. And Furthermore notes that, unlike Zidane, the jockey was wearing a helmet at the time of the head-butt. Is And Furthermore the only one puzzled over why anyone would ever use their head (which has numerous other important uses) as a weapon?

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Not Your Average Blogger

Attentive readers may have noticed that I have added my photograph to this blog. I am feeling defensive about my blogger identity as a result of Pew Internet & American Life Project survey of bloggers, which may be found here and is discussed in this July 20, 2006 Washington Post (registration required) article. According one source quoted in the Post article, “the average blogger is a 14-year old girl writing about her cat.” My newly added picture is your assurance that I am, let us say, well over 14 years old and that posts about my cats (I have two of them, actually) will never appear on this blog. Disappointed cat lovers are directed here.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Head Case

On the theory that anything that is the subject of a front page article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) is a suitable topic for this Internet weblog, And Furthermore has decided to weigh in on the Zidane head butt controversy -- possibly the only story this year that has gotten more widespread media coverage than options backdating. First, we would like to introduce as Defense Exhibit No. 1 the following link to an extensive video portfolio of the misbehavior of Marco Materazzi on prior occasions, which may explain what may have preceded Zidane’s now infamous head butt of Signore Materazzi. Second, in the interests of world peace and understanding, And Furthermore would like to introduce as Defense Exhibit No.2 the following link as proof that there are a lot of people out there with a lot of time on their hands to exploit the humor in any situation, even the video footage of Monsieur Zidane's head butt. (Does anyone remember who won the game?)